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(EurekAlert)   Light pollution is linked to preterm births and reduced birth weights. Researchers hope this spawns policy discussion   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Childbirth, Light pollution, kind study, Obstetrics, light pollution leads, Laura Argys, University of Colorado Denver, brightness of the night sky  
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2021-01-28 10:13:09 AM  
Stop shining a flashlight up there.
2021-01-28 10:37:13 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Stop shining a flashlight up there.

2021-01-28 10:45:08 AM  
It just goes to show you that it was a total mistake to stop our heavy polluting ways.

2021-01-28 11:02:13 AM  
I think this has more to do about not getting enough sleep, then it does about seeing the night sky.
2021-01-28 11:32:20 AM  
This is interesting. I'm curious about people living near the poles that have the same issues. I know they say artificial but having 20 hours of light per day also can't help.

I'm all for going full north korea at night. The only time I like light polution is when I'm flying at night and can follow the glow on the horizon back to SF.
2021-01-28 11:47:11 AM  
Can't get to the paper, but did they control for the other variables that often come with light pollution?   Such as noise pollution, air pollution, stress hormone levels (urban vs. rural), etc etc?
2021-01-28 12:01:58 PM  
Solution: Lock the mother up in a windowless, lightless room for 9 months, and you'll get a beautiful baby boy!
2021-01-28 4:35:16 PM  
Yet here on FARK, it will only spawn light debate.
2021-01-28 4:47:13 PM  
Although instinctively speaking, it doesn't surprise me, I would love to see the full study.  I would also be interested in seeing if there is also a tie in to breast milk production and successful breastfeeding relationships.
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